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Pengkun Liang

MSc Statistics, University of Calgary 2021

Project:

  • Breast density AI prediction

Pengkun graduated from Ucalgary as a master student majoring in Statistics this summer and is currently working on the breast density AI prediction project. He is proficient in R/SAS programming and data analysis. He is also a huge fan of video games.

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Zhenghua Chen

BSc. Computer Science, McGill University 2021
MSc. Computer Science, UBCO 2023

Project:

  • Develop and assess innovative Natural Language Processing methods to extract clinical information from BC Cancer Electronic Medical Record system

I come from China and have studied Computer Science since my first year in Canada. Machine Learning is one of the cool topics that I’m interested in and I find it has great potential use in medical/health-caring area. I’m so excited and proud to join this group and work with all the talents to contribute my effort and explore the endless possibilities!

I enjoy tasting delicious food from different places, playing tennis and singing. I’m a cat-person and I love creative and unique ideas đŸ˜€

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Tien Do

Biology major & Data Science minor, UBCO

Projects:

  • Validation of AI models for identifying breast cancer in screening mammograms

Tien was born and raised in Vung Tau City, Vietnam. She came to Kelowna for an undergraduate degree at UBC Okanagan. She recently shows interests in Data Science, specifically in Data Analytics and Machine Learning with medical applications. She is excited to join Early Detection group this summer to work on the project validation of AI models for identifying breast cancer in screening mammograms as a recipient of SSRP. In her freetime, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, baking, and painting.

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Olivia Ireland

BSc. Biochemistry, UBCO 2023

Projects:

  • Radiation Induced Cardiac Toxicities in Breast Cancer Survivors

Olivia grew up in Penticton, BC, and is currently a second-year undergraduate at UBC Okanagan studying Medical Biochemistry and Psychology. She is an incoming student this summer at BC Cancer in the UBC Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Program. Having a keen interest in women’s health and cancer epidemiology, Olivia is excited to work alongside Dr. Sarah Lucas and Dr. Rasika Rajapakshe on a project that will analyze a correlation between radiation treatment and subsequent coronary artery disease. Outside of school and research, she enjoys Irish dancing, creative arts, and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Ngan Phan

Bachelor of Science, UBCO

Projects:

  • Use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) for automated electronic medical record review

Grown up in Vietnam, Ngan travelled to Canada to pursue undergraduate degree. She is going to third year at UBC Okanagan, majoring in Computer Science. She joins the Early Detection Group as a research intern and works on an NLP project to automate the medical record review, hence improves the time and accuracy of the process. In her free time, she would love to make some sweet treats, join hackathons and travel around Kelowna.

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Helen Chiang

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBCO

Projects:

  • Validation of Volumetric Breast Density As a Risk Factor For Breast Cancer Screening

Growing up in Vietnam, Helen has settled in Kelowna since 2019 to pursue a degree in Biochemistry at UBC Okanagan. She is a biochemistry enthusiast and loves to participate in research. After serving as a research student in the UBC MURPH program, she will be working on the Validation of Volumetric Breast Density project with Early Detection after her successful application to the UBC Faculty of Medicine SSRP. Helen desires to be a physician one day.

Outside of school, she loves cooking and biking in the woods.

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Abisola Adegbulugbe

BSc Microbiology, UBCO

Projects:

  • Exception Handling in Deep Learning Applications in Breast Cancer Detection Using Mammography

Abisola is a fourth-year student at UBC Okangan pursing a BSc in Microbiology. Upon completing a computer programming course, Abisola developed a strong interest in the practical applications of programming in the health sciences. In her spare time, Abisola enjoys playing board games, baking, and writing poetry. In the future, Abisola hopes to pursue a career in the healthcare field.

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Amos Chua

BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBCO 2022

Projects:

  • Deep learning for Differential Diagnosis and Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Upon completing my two-year national service in the Singapore Civil Defence Force in 2018, I decided to come to Kelowna to pursue a degree in Biochemistry at UBCO. As being part of the UBCO community, I have been rendered various of opportunities including the research project that I will be working on this summer. With much enthusiasm, I am looking forward to seeing how the deep learning model can serve not only as a tool for lung cancer predictions, but revolutionise the way medical-related problems are approached to a greater extent. Apart from my deep-seated interest in artificial neural networks, my academic interest extends to include neurology, which I hope to specialise in medical school one day! Beyond the academics, I love playing the violin, reading, and going for runs.

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Shahid Jahagirdar

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MSc Data Science

Projects:

  • Deep Learning Applications in Oncology for CT Scan Segmentation

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Ajhmair Lali